Utan bisaya is a simple Filipino vegetable dish that is composed of a variety of veggies. The vegetables are boiled in water and sometimes fish is added. It has a close similarity with other Philippine regional dishes such as dinengdeng or inabraw (Ilocos region), bulanglang (CALABARZON), and laswa ( Western Visayas).
This dish might look plain and simple, but it is packed with vitamins and nutrients that can boost our health (as long as you limit your rice intake). The fish in this recipe along with the long green pepper are optional ingredients. I added these because I want my dish to be tastier and spicy.
This dish always make me appreciate the natural taste of vegetables. Since it does not contain any seasoning other than salt, I am able to enjoy eating the vegetables in its simplest form.
Try this Utan Bisaya (Boiled Vegetables) recipe. Let me know what you think.
- 1 medium eggplant, sliced
- 10 pieces okra
- 2 thumbs ginger, sliced
- 1 medium tomato, wedged
- 5 scallions, sliced
- 1½ cups spinach or alugbati
- 1½ cup calabaza squash, cubed
- 1 cup malunggay leaves
- 2 long green pepper
- 2 slices baked fish fillet
- 1 to 2 cups string beans, cut into 2 inch length
- 1 cup sliced loofah (patola)
- salt to taste
- 2 cups water
- Bring the water to a boil.
- Add the ginger and squash. Continue to boil for 8 minutes (covered).
- Stir-in the string beans, scallions, okra, and tomato. Let the liquid re-boil and then add the long green pepper and eggplant.
- Stir and add the fish. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add the payola and malunggay leaves. Cover and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Add some salt to taste and spinach.
- Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.
- Share and enjoy!